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Car clocked at 222 km/hr on 401
Vidya Kauri
Torstar news

A Kitchener man had his car impounded and his driver’s licence suspended after police spotted his car travelling at more than 220 km/h on Hwy. 401 near Port Hope yesterday.

Ontario Provincial Police were patrolling the highway from the air on Monday when they spotted the black Chevrolet Cobalt travelling eastbound near Wesleyville.

The car was clocked at 222 km/h before officers on the ground pulled it over and arrested the driver.

The 30-year-old man was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana. His driver’s license was suspended for seven days.

He is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg on Nov. 7.

The OPP impounded two other vehicles during the same five-hour patrol after they were clocked at speeds of just over 150 km/h.

Lawrence Wilcox, 70, of Chilliwack, B.C. and Melanie Iordanoglou, 36, of Whitby, had their licenses suspended and vehicles impounded for seven days.

An additional 53 motorists were charged with speeding during the patrol.

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